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Marta takes over scoring lead
by Paul Kennedy, July 6th, 2009 7AM
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There's no stopping Los Angeles. Marta's goal in stoppage time, her league-leading ninth of the season, gave the Sol a 1-0 win at Washington and extended its winning streak to four games and unbeaten streak to 11 games. Los Angeles maintained its 17-point lead over St. Louis, a 1-0 winner at last-place FC Gold Pride. The third holiday weekend game also ended 1-0. Sky Blue FC's win over visiting Boston drew the lowest crowd of the season: 1,878.

There's no stopping Los Angeles. Marta's goal in stoppage time, her league-leading ninth of the season, gave the Sol a 1-0 win at Washington and extended its winning streak to four games and unbeaten streak to 11 games.

Marta's goal, her league-leading ninth of the season, came when she collected a pass left of the area from Japanese international Aya Miyama, touched it and immediately drilled a shot toward the far post.

Los Angeles, the first team in WPS to clinch a playoff berth last week, maintained its 17-point lead over St. Louis, a 1-0 winner at last-place FC Gold Pride, which has not won a game in the last seven weeks.

The third holiday weekend game also ended 1-0. Sky Blue FC's win over visiting Boston drew the lowest crowd of the season: 1,878.
 
Results:
July 1 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago 2 Washington 1. Goals: Cristiane, (Tarpley), 48, Tarpley (Rapinoe), 61; Wambach (De Vanna), 34.
Washington - McLeod, Krieger (Singer, 80), Whitehill, Sauerbrunn, Bompastor, Lindsey, Sawa, Moros (Eyorokon, 88), Gilbeau (Senty, 68), Wambach, De Vanna.
Chicago - Jonsson, Spilger, Oakes, Dieke, Ostberg, Carney, Lloyd, Klein, Rapinoe, Tarpley (Masar, 90+), Adams (Cristiane, 88).
Yellow Cards: Chicago - Spilger 35.
Referee: Sandra Serafini.
Att.: 4,127.

July 4 in Piscataway, N.J.
Sky Blue FC 1 Boston 0. Goal: O'Reilly 6.
Sky Blue FC - Branam, Dowling, Asante, Rampone, Schnur, Parker (Sitch, 58), Averbuch (Buczkowski, 62), Rosana (Hanks, 68), McCallum, White, O'Reilly.
Boston - Lipsher, Scott, LePeilbet, Augustyniak-Goffi, Mitts (Moore, 46), Latham (Tomecka, 79), Mundy (Nobis, 67), Hucles, Lilly, Smith, Rodriguez.
Referee: Bryan Roslund.
Att.: 1,878.
 
July 5 in Boyds, Md.
Washington 0 Los Angeles 1. Goal: Marta 91+.
Washington - McLeod, Sauerbrunn, Whitehill, Singer, Senty, Sawa, Bompastor, Krieger (Moros, 72), Lindsey, Wambach, De Vanna (Long, 82).
Los Angeles - LeBlanc, Cox, Bock, Shaner (Makoski, 52), Boxx, Abily, Miyama, Larkin, Zerboni, Duan, Marta.
Yellow Cards: Los Angeles - Larkin 37, Boxx 88.
Referee: Kari Seitz.
Att.: 5,143.
 
July 5 in Santa Clara, Calif.
FC Gold Pride 0 St. Louis 1. Goal: Chalupny 73.
FC Gold Pride - Barnhart, Abegg, Buehler, Graczyk, Robinson, Dew (Sissi, 78), Osborne, Formiga, DiMartino (Chastain, 74), Sinclair, Erika (Arakawa, 65).
St. Louis - Solo, Logterman, Larsson, Ellertson, McNeill (Weber, 46), Fletcher, Cinalli (Walter, 77), Woznuk, Chalupny, Aluko, Tancredi (Welsh, 68).
Yellow Card: FC Gold Pride - Buehler 63.
Referee: Veronica Brito.
Att.: 2,861.
 
Standings:
TEAM W L T GF GA P
Los Angeles 11 1 4 24 5 37
St. Louis 6 5 2 12 12 20
Boston 5 5 3 14 14 18
Washington 4 6 4 18 22 16
Sky Blue FC 4 6 3 9 11 15
Chicago 3 6 5 10 16 14
FC Gold Pride 3 7 3 11 18 12

Leading Scorers:
Marta (Los Angeles) 9
Camille Abily (Los Angeles) 8
Christine Sinclair (FC Gold Pride) 5
Kelly Smith (Boston) 5
Eniola Aluko (St. Louis) 4
Lisa De Vanna (Washington) 3
Lindsay Tarpley (Chicago) 3
Sonia Bompastor (Washington) 3
Abby Wambach (Washington) 3
Kristine Lilly (Boston) 3



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